Brain Games Don’t Appear to Improve General Working Memory

Brain Games Don’t Appear to Improve General Working Memory

That’s the theory behind many brain games: If you improve overall working memory, which is fundamental to so much of what we do every day, then you can enhance performance in many areas of your life.

The team examined whether improving working memory would translate to better performance on other tasks or as the researchers called it: “far transfer.”

In short, no.

HT Farinaz Parsay

Originally shared by Farinaz Parsay

Think brain games make you smarter? Think again, FSU researchers say

EurekAlert (press release) – 24m ago

Neil Charness, professor of psychology and a leading authority on aging and cognition, teamed up with Wally Boot, associate professor of psychology, and graduate student Dustin Souders to test the theory that brain games help preserve cognitive function.

Think brain games make you smarter? Think again, FSU researchers say

EurekAlert (press release) – 24m ago

Neil Charness, professor of psychology and a leading authority on aging and cognition, teamed up with Wally Boot, associate professor of psychology, and graduate student Dustin Souders to test the theory that brain games help preserve cognitive function.

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-04/fsu-tbg041717.php
Scroll to Top